By Joshua Wood
Stevenson Newspapers 

Sidney is Bracing for Impact

Sidney City Council voices support for legislation over impact funding for US Air Force project


February 2, 2023


Col. Deane Konowicz speaks to the crowd at Sidney High School April 27, 2022 on the U.S. Air Force's plan to upgrade missile silos in the region.

With the United State Air Force's new intercontinental ballistic missile system expected to break ground in 2026, the cities of Sidney and Kimball are preparing for impacts from the multi-year project.

Fortunately, the two municipalities have allies in the Nebraska State Legislature. Senator Brian Hardin, District 48, and Senator Steve Erdman, District 47, have sponsored legislation which would allocate impact funding for Kimball and Cheyenne counties and surrounding areas.

"What they're doing is going to the State and saying 'Hey, this thing's coming. You need to remember we're out here. W...

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